Black Surf Week, a program of Black like Water, is a collaboration of UCSD Recreation, African American Studies Program, Black Resource Center, and John Muir College. Black like Water addresses Black fluidity of identity, relationships to land and water, and ways of knowing as they flow through cultural and historical experience. The faculty advisors for the program are Professors Angela Booker and K. Wayne Yang.
UCSD Recreation provides an inclusive comprehensive introductory learn-to-surf program transitioning students from the classroom to the pool to the ocean.
The goals for 2020 are to have a Black Surf Week trip to Baja California, create a high school recruitment BSW in the summer, and repeat the BSW for UC San Diego students in the early fall. Students interested will need to contact Wayne and his team to apply for the program (dates and details to come). UCSD staff and faculty are also welcome to participate in full or parts of the program.
See the recap video below:
Interested in learning how to surf? Recreation offers Surfing Fundamentals classes every quarter year-round. The same UCSD student Surf Instructors lead this course. Class information can be found here.